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February 11, 2016
On 1st September 2015 Ben Smith started his challenge of completing 401 marathons in 401 days!
He'll be running a unimaginable 10,426 miles and he will be running daily until October 2016.
His 1st marathon was in Bristol and he's now coming to Cumbria. Today (12th February) he is in Kendal, tomorrow he'll be in Barrow, followed by Whitehaven on Saturday and then Carlisle on Sunday & Monday.
All his routes can be found on his website www.the401challenge.co.uk and the best bit, is that you can run with Ben. You can choose to run the whole distance or parts of it. There are checkpoints where you can join the route. He runs as fast as the slowest runner, so no-one will be left behind.
If you can't run but can go along to support on the days at the various checkpoints then that would be great. We want to make Ben's marathon in Cumbria to be a great one, show him the #SpirtofCumbria